|Posted: June 21, 2008, 1:12 pm - IP Logged|
All of the above for sure.
The most important not listed reason is for the false hope... I play one PB ticket per draw regardless of the Jackpot. I know that the odds are ridiculous but I play it anyway.
I hate the "distributed indentured servitude" that this country has declined into (too much of your income goes to the evil I's... interest and insurances... and we didn't even get into the skyrocketing fuel costs and soon to be deregulated energy bills to come). I hate being a number in a factory, and how your civil rights do not exist in the private workplace (bill of rights only protects you from the government, and private employers are exempt)
Every wednesday and saturday I can enjoy the false hope that maybe this draw will be the one... maybe I can rise above. When it doesn't work out, I'm not mad about it, I just enjoy having the chance... to me that is worth the $2 a draw (powerplay ticket)!
I actually won more than I spent in my brief encounters with the pick3, but that's just not exciting, there is no false hope potential there. As long as PA is in the powerball, I will always have a ticket... the most likely outcome is that I NEVER win anything substatial, I'm o.k. with that, but the false hope of a potential win is well worth the $2 price of admission. Whether I use my one-line system du jour or a QP, I have not missed a drawing since PA sold the Powerball.
I do like planning the "what-if"s, I know for certain that IF I won I would not be a rags to riches to rags story. Best part is I don't even need to win the jackpot, the after tax value of the 5+0 prize with the minimum multiplier of 2 is enough to completely erase my debt and buy a new place outright in the place we really want to live.
I got my ticket for tonight,
here goes nothing... again
Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.